I like to consider myself a scientist. I hate doing experiments and keeping track of data - but all the other science-y aspects like thinking hard and nodding approvingly when piles of data are presented in dry, overly difficult scientific papers are just my style.
I subscribe to EuroTechnology Japan's newsletter. They have posted three really fantastic updates regarding the situation in Japan with the nuclear power plant. I invite everyone to read it and soak in the knowledge like your skin soaks in... ok it's too soon for that kind of stuff.